What made news this week?
A poll of employers found that, despite supply chain disruptions and inflation, confidence is on the up.
In the construction industry, 2021 saw the lowest number of self-employed workers in 18 years.
Marketplace platform Zenjob recently closed a $50 million Series D round of funding. The Berlin-based startup connects people in search of temporary work with employers in a range of sectors.
Over in the UK, could offshore oil and gas workers be re-skilled to help the transition to a net zero economy?
We’ve got a full breakdown of all the top headlines you can’t miss this week.
#1. CIOs will have to hone their TQ and RQ to thrive in the new world of work
Digitalization has not just been transforming internal processes and the way businesses interact with each other and with clients - it has also given the Chief Information Officer (CIO) a new role in the company. You’ve heard of IQ and Emotional Quotient (EQ), but what about Technological Quotient?
Basically: “It’s the application of technology to all of the human problems that we have as we're moving forward. It's a mix of emotional skills, mental skills, and technical skills and translating those into how we show up as leaders and then lead the path forward,” according to Wendy M. Pfeiffer, CIO and SVP at software company Nutanix.
What about Relationship Quotient (RQ)? Essentially, it’s the CIOs ability to build the personal relationships in the C-suite that make them want to lean in and participate. According to Keith Ferrazzi, these two key Qs combine to allow the CIO to develop their company’s technological acumen, convince them to buy into their vision and become their company’s ‘elevation coach’. All for the prize of business transformation. Read more in Forbes.